May 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Celebrating 33 years of bringing beautiful music to Cape May, NJ.

Join us for eight weeks and 15 musical performances of classical, chamber, jazz, brass band and Americana music, featuring the Bay Atlantic Symphony, the New York Chamber Ensemble, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, the Atlantic Brass Band, Nora Jane Struthers, Paula Johns, and more, including a tribute to George Mesterhazy.

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The Cape May Music Festival is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by donors like you!

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BACH’S LUNCH AT VINTAGE BYOB

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Wednesday, May 25 & June 15 at 12:30pm
Vintage BYOB at the Emlen Physick Estate

Enjoy a chef’s selection luncheon and a mini-concert featuring members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony

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NEW YORK CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

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Thursday, May 26 at 7pm
Episcopal Church of the Advent

Tribute to Billy Strayhorn: ChamberJazz with Ted Rosenthal and The New York Chamber Ensemble

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ATLANTIC BRASS BAND

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Sunday, May 29: 7pm
Rotary Park (rain location Convention Hall)

Enjoy this annual FREE outdoor concert of rousing American music performed by the Atlantic Brass Band. No purchase necessary.

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10th ANNUAL GEORGE MESTERHAZY
TRIBUTE CONCERT
“We Gather Together”

George Mesterhazy

Sunday, June 5: 7pm
Cape May Convention Hall

Jazz pianist George Mesterhazy’s musical friends and colleagues gather together once again after a two-year hiatus for this musical tribute that continues the annual concert tradition that George started years ago.

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NEW YORK CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

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Thursday, June 9 at 7pm
Episcopal Church of the Advent

The Genius of the Women Composers (Past and Present).

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MUSICAL INTERMEZZO

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Friday, June 10:  3pm
Vintage BYOB at the Emlen Physick Estate

Join the Friends of the Cape May Music Festival at Vintage BYOB for this Musical Intermezzo! Featuring Eliot Bailen, Susan Rotholz and Jed Gaylin.

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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY

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Thursday, June 16 at 7pm
Episcopal Church of the Advent

The Bay Atlantic Symphony is a performance and education organization with its artistic vision driven by the philosophy that music is essential to life. The Symphony provides access to excellence in performance and music education that enhances the musicians, presenters, participants and community.

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NEW YORK CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

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Thursday, June 23 at 7pm
Episcopal Church of the Advent

A Brahms Masterpiece plus Gems from Bloch and (Quantz).

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PAULA JOHNS

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Saturday, June 25th (rain date the 26th)
7pm
Emlen Physick Estate Stage

She’s back!  And doing what she loves! Paula Johns, along with her fabulous trio, presents music from the Great American Songbook – Gershwin, Porter & Jerome Kern -mixed with a little Steely Dan, Roberta Flack, and Stevie Wonder, sprinkled with a taste of  Dionne Warwick!  I believe we’ve got a little something for everybody!

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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY

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Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Cape May Convention Hall

The Bay Atlantic Symphony is a performance and education organization with its artistic vision driven by the philosophy that music is essential to life. The Symphony provides access to excellence in performance and music education that enhances the musicians, presenters, participants and community.

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More About Music

Brenda Leonard

Join our series of occasional lectures designed to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of classical music presented by Brenda Leonard.

Brenda Leonard is a cellist with the Bay Atlantic Symphony. She has a doctorate in cello from the University of South Carolina, a master’s degree in cello and a bachelor’s in music history. She’s taught cello at Clemson University, North Greenville University, Anderson University, and the University of South Carolina, as well as for 30+ years in her private studio.

These events are being held both live at the Church of the Advent in Cape May, and live-streamed on YouTube.

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Past Virtual Concerts

Alone and TogetherVivaldi, Godard, and Brahms

“Shifting Passions”

“Bounce & Ballads”

“In the Moment”

“Serenades & Dreams”

“A Musical Holiday Celebration: Traditions From Home & Abroad”